The Custom Furniture Business: Creating Beautiful and Timeless Designs
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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

All-white concrete house is beautifully high-maintenance

Don’t spill a drop

This house in Alicante, Spain, abides by a simple color palette: All white everything. Designed by Spanish architect Ramón Esteve, the Oslo House is a serene coastal abode that’s definitely a “shoes off” kind of house.

Esteve crafted the residence as two giant concrete boxes that sit atop each other, slightly off-kilter, to create a stacked building block effect. The home’s entrance is at the rear, surrounded by white stone walls that hint at what’s to come inside.

Living room with concrete floor and open doors to patioMariela Apollonio via Designboom

From there, the house expands into an open floor plan—light concrete floors blend with white walls and neutral colored furniture. There’s white marble everywhere, from the floating staircase to the kitchen counters to the floor.

Dining table with wood wall behind itMariela Apollonio via Designboom

The only pop of color comes from the warm, light wood that’s scattered throughout the house. The muted color palette works. After all, it’s merely a backdrop for views of the bright blue ocean that’s just outside the windows.

Patio with infinity poolMariela Apollonio via Designboom
House from the back at nightMariela Apollonio via Designboom

Via: Designboom


Don’t spill a drop

This house in Alicante, Spain, abides by a simple color palette: All white everything. Designed by Spanish architect Ramón Esteve, the Oslo House is a serene coastal abode that’s definitely a “shoes off” kind of house.

Esteve crafted the residence as two giant concrete boxes that sit atop each other, slightly off-kilter, to create a stacked building block effect. The home’s entrance is at the rear, surrounded by white stone walls that hint at what’s to come inside.

Living room with concrete floor and open doors to patioMariela Apollonio via Designboom

From there, the house expands into an open floor plan—light concrete floors blend with white walls and neutral colored furniture. There’s white marble everywhere, from the floating staircase to the kitchen counters to the floor.

Dining table with wood wall behind itMariela Apollonio via Designboom

The only pop of color comes from the warm, light wood that’s scattered throughout the house. The muted color palette works. After all, it’s merely a backdrop for views of the bright blue ocean that’s just outside the windows.

Patio with infinity poolMariela Apollonio via Designboom
House from the back at nightMariela Apollonio via Designboom

Via: Designboom

Don’t spill a drop

This house in Alicante, Spain, abides by a simple color palette: All white everything. Designed by Spanish architect Ramón Esteve, the Oslo House is a serene coastal abode that’s definitely a “shoes off” kind of house.

Esteve crafted the residence as two giant concrete boxes that sit atop each other, slightly off-kilter, to create a stacked building block effect. The home’s entrance is at the rear, surrounded by white stone walls that hint at what’s to come inside.

Living room with concrete floor and open doors to patioMariela Apollonio via Designboom

From there, the house expands into an open floor plan—light concrete floors blend with white walls and neutral colored furniture. There’s white marble everywhere, from the floating staircase to the kitchen counters to the floor.

Dining table with wood wall behind itMariela Apollonio via Designboom

The only pop of color comes from the warm, light wood that’s scattered throughout the house. The muted color palette works. After all, it’s merely a backdrop for views of the bright blue ocean that’s just outside the windows.

Patio with infinity poolMariela Apollonio via Designboom
House from the back at nightMariela Apollonio via Designboom

Via: Designboom


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.